Medical professionals


Welcome to the Medical professionals section of the SHM website. This section of the website is geared towards doctors, nurses and other HIV specialist professionals.

Treatment centres

Collecting data is a crucial part of SHM's work. Coded data are collected in 26 officially recognised HIV treatment centres and stored in SHM’s national database for research purposes. SHM maintains a strong collaboration with all 26 HIV treatment centres in the Netherlands.
HIV Treatment centres

Data collection

Patient data are collected at HIV treatment centres by data collectors employed either by the treatment centre or by SHM. Data collectors have the same responsibility to safeguard patient confidentiality as the HIV treatment team. Each treatment centre is regularly visited by SHM's data monitors, who supervise the quality of the collected data and train the data collectors. 
Data collection

Information for patients

As a treating physician or HIV nurse consultant, you may need to provide individuals with oral and written information about SHM and about the procedure for both registration and opting out. We have a patient information sheet and a short brochure explaining how and why medical information is collected from patients, along with an up-to-date factsheet about HIV in the Netherlands. 
Information for patients, brochure and factsheet

Treatment guidelines

SHM has assembled an overview of several international treatment guidelines for the treatment of HIV and AIDS.
Treatment guidelines

Research and statistical analysis of data

Perhaps you are interested in HIV research or require specific statistical information about a population in the SHM database?

To find out what research projects are underway or have been completed using our data, please take a look at the list of  publications and research projects in progress in the Research section.

For specific questions about data, please contact us.


Stichting HIV Monitoring

Stichting HIV Monitoring (SHM) makes an essential contribution to healthcare for HIV-positive people in the Netherlands.  Working with all recognised HIV treatment centres in the Netherlands, SHM systematically collects coded medical data from all registered HIV patients. SHM uses these data to produce centre-specific reports that allow HIV treatment centres to optimise their patient care and obtain formal certification. SHM’s data also form the basis for the yearly HIV monitoring report and are used in HIV-related research in the Netherlands and internationally. The outcome of SHM’s research provides tangible input into HIV care and prevention polices in the Netherlands.

Visiting address

Nicolaes Tulphuis
Tafelbergweg 51
1105 BD Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Postal address

Academisch Medisch Centrum
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Meibergdreef 9 1105 AZ Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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